The last time Auckland had a Gay Pride Parade was in 2001, but next February (2013) Gay Pride Parade returns to Auckland. Besides the parade, there will be thirteen days of festivities. As you may recall from my post on the Big Gay Out, Auckland wasn’t entirely left without some sort of community event, but this new event of 13 days sounds like it will be even more impressive.
Prime Minister John Key mentioned at the Big Gay Out that councils were discussing the possibility of a Gay Pride event, and people were pleased and surprised. Well, it sounds like it has come about and will be in Auckland February 2013 (just in time for my birthday).
(Thanks to my man, Andrew, for bringing this news article to my attention.)